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2014-03-18
March 18: Marilla Marks Ricker

“The greatest danger which confronts our nation today is not political but religious,” said Ricker. “You cannot have free schools, free speech and a free press where the mind is not free.”

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2011-06-04
June 4: Religion and Women's Rights

Churches sometimes end up on the wining side after the battle has been won by Freethinkers!

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2011-05-15
May 15: Votes for Women

A husband could beat his wife, or sell her, take all her property and her children. Down to the 19th century, women were denied the vote because the law specified only men.

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2010-12-25
December 25: Clara Barton

The Dictionary of American Biography admits of Barton that "she ... was never a Church member."

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2010-12-13
December 13: William Lloyd Garrison

"All Christendom professes to receive the Bible as the word of God, and what does it avail?"

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September 6: Jane Addams

Jane Addams (1860) It was on this date, September 6, 1860, that American social reformer Jane Addams, was born in Cedarville, Illinois. Addams graduated valedictorian from the Rockford Female Seminary in 1881. She met and became life-long friends with Ellen Gates Starr,* with whom she traveled in Europe from 1883-1885. There they studied social conditions. […]



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